Know Your Wart Treatment Options
If you want to “wait out” a plantar wart, you can certainly do so. These growths usually go away on their own, without any treatment. The catch, though, is that this can take up to a couple of years. There are a variety of reasons for wanting to remove them—they are causing pain, you have diabetes, warts make you self-conscious, etc.—and, fortunately, we can help.
Now, you may be tempted to try home remedies—retail stores and nationwide pharmacies often have over-the-counter kits for sale—but these only work about half of the time (if even that often) and provide the risk of damaging healthy skin around the wart.
It is especially important not to try wart removal on your own if you are diabetic!
We cannot emphasize this enough, but do not attempt to remove a wart with “bathroom surgery.” Doing so puts you at unnecessary risk for infection and injury. Your best course of action is to simply let Dr. Haddad handle the problem for you.
Our office will work with you to ensure that your plantar warts are effectively and safely removed. Treatment options that we offer include prescription-strength topical medications and ointments, injections, and incisions.
On top of other methods, we are pleased to offer a different kind of wart treatment here at Richardson Podiatry Center – TransDermSolutions.
TransDermSolutions is an advanced treatment option that can effectively remove warts in just 24 hours, without needing to use needles, freezing, burning, or electrosurgery. This is a remarkable improvement over traditional forms of wart treatment, and especially the aforementioned over-the-counter kits.
In fact, Dr. Haddad was so impressed with the results provided by TransDermSolutions—and he’s been practicing podiatry for many years—that he simply had to offer it here at Richardson Podiatry Center!